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Minervois Les Traverses Domaine de Courbissac 2018

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One Line Description Minervois Les Traverses Domaine de Courbissac Natural wine, elegant Languedoc, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah, lovely freshness.
Production Method Natural, Organic
Country France French
Region Languedoc, France
Producer Domaine de Courbissac
Vintage 2018
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Blend Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah
Alcohol 14% abv
Terroir Clay limestone, sandstone and gravel
Total Sulphur Level Below 50mg/l
Maturation Natural fermentation (indigenous yeast) in tank and concrete vat (whole cluster). Ageing for 6 months in concrete tank
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 5-8 years
Production Detail Natural, following some principles of Biodynamics, low sulphur, wild yeast
Natural Features Low Sulphite (Sulphur), Vegan, Unfined, Unfiltered


Minervois Les Traverses Domaine de Courbissac, Natural wine, pure 'Terroir', you taste the elegance of the clay and limestone rather than the firmness of schist. Brunnhilde Claux is now the custodian of this tiny 2.5 hectare wine estate, she loves the style of her 'Terroir', not schist like most of the Minervois region but clay and limestone. The style is softer she says, more freshness, more fruit and softer, rounder palate. These certainly are beautiful and very seductive wines, great balance and you just want to keep on drinking them.

Brunnhilde Claux runs the tiny 2.5 hectare farm of Domaine de Courbissac in Cesseras, the heart of the Minervois. It is a region famous for its schist soils and deep, rich but sometimes rustic wines. Brunnhilde has uncharacteristic 'Terroir', Grenache, Mourvedre and Carignan on clay and limestone and Syrah on sandstone soils. This unique 'Terroir', creates elegant Minervois wines. The work in the cellar is minimal save for a rigorous selection of only the plumpest, juiciest berries for the top 'Cuvee'. Fermentation is spontaneous, either whole bunch or partially de-stalked and without any oxygen. The fermentation is all in barrels and the wines are naturally clarified and matured in barrels. These are pure southern French wines at the best and most elegant. Excellent value for money for the quality and purity of the wine and these bottles will age well too.

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